Hello all, I am trying to raise enough money to buy an Orcam. I am visually impaired and can't see in sunlight without being in extreme pain. Being able to read signs and books outside would be lifechanging for me.
Thank you for looking at this fundraiser! That means a lot to me.
What is an Orcam?
An Orcam is a wearable Assistive Technology Device For The Blind and Visually Impaired. Using it in my life would mean being able to recognize faces, signs, and products which I struggle with outdoors. Having the chance to recognize items outdoors would improve my independence while visually impaired and bring some relief to my family. Being an environmentalist, marine biologist, and a fun-loving college student I want to participate outdoors, but can't always be there when I want to.
This thing is not cheap. And honestly, it's a shame because there are hundreds of people like me who would benefit from this technology. Unfortunately, it is not an item that I can afford, as it is not covered by any means of insurance at this time. Until companies stop trying to profit from disabilities, crowdsourcing is the only option at this point.
With your help and assistance, I hope to achieve this goal!
Thanks for reading, and never give up on your dreams.
*All funds will be used to afford an orcam. Any additional money remaining will go to shipping costs and the National Federation of the Blind
** These are slightly outdated photos, please wear a mask outdoors
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